Activists demand end to fossil fuels at COP28 climate summit

Activists demand end to fossil fuels at COP28 climate summit
# 05 December 2023 18:37 (UTC +04:00)

Activists protested over the presence of the oil, gas and coal industry at the COP28 U.N. summit in Dubai on Tuesday, while demanding an end to the use of fossil fuels, which are the major source cause of climate change, APA reports citing Reuters.

Several dozen activists called for "climate justice", and carried banners that read "Just + Equitable, Fossil Fuel Phase Out, Stop Fueling the Fire" at the demonstrations, where participants were typically outnumbered by onlookers.

"We want to demand an end to all fossil fuels, including abated and unabated," Zimbabwean activist Lorraine Chiponda, 37, told Reuters after speaking at one of the demonstrations.

Countries that produce or rely on fossil fuels have emphasised the potential use of technologies to "abate", or capture, the emissions rather than ending the use of them.

Chiponda argued that language calling for the phase-out of "unabated" fossil fuels was merely a distraction that would allow for their continued use.

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